Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Robert Alter's 'Ancient Israel'

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Robert Alter
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Robert Alter

Biblical scholar Robert Alter considers himself a "literary archaeologist." In his award-winning translations of the Hebrew Bible, he aims to reconstruct and restore the poetry and prose style of the original ancient text. Alter joins us to discuss his latest installment, "Ancient Israel," a translation of "The Former Prophets," the Biblical books Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Robert Alter, professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at UC Berkeley

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